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Address: Tower Street, Chichester PO19 1QH, England
Phone Number: +44 1243 775888
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Sun 10:00 am - 4:00 pm
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Great place to get lost in

Never knew this place existed. It is a museum, but with up to date technology . The first part is telling you about all the history, but in a very interesting way, with moving... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed June 30, 2015
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Chichester, United Kingdom
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Chichester, United Kingdom
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5 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015 NEW

Never knew this place existed. It is a museum, but with up to date technology . The first part is telling you about all the history, but in a very interesting way, with moving pictures. The other 3 floors have all the interesting items about chichester and surrounding artefacts. They even have a little play area for the children with... More 

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Leicestershire, United Kingdom
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38 reviews
17 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 29, 2015 NEW

This little museum was well worth the visit. It was free to go in (donations welcomed) and contained the roman baths on the ground floor. On the upper floor was a room with local exhibits from both world wars, as well as Roman and other historical artifacts. Lots of interesting things to look at, although not in chronological order, which... More 

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Aylesbury, England, United Kingdom
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60 reviews
7 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 13, 2015

The novium is worth a visit if only f o r the views of the cathedral and roof tops of the old town (find out what a Farehan pot is). The architecture a d design of the museum itself is also interesting. I didn't view s it with children but it did seem very child friendly with hands on activities... More 

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TheNovium, Public Relations Manager at The Novium, responded to this review

Dear Alison D, Thank you for visiting The Novium Museum and for taking the time to leave a review. We're pleased that you were able to take in our stunning view of the Cathedral, and appreciated the architecture and design of the building, which takes inspiration from Roman architecture. We do pride ourselves on being a family friendly museum, and... More 

London, United Kingdom
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38 reviews
12 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 13, 2015

This new museum just opposite the Cathedral was a good experience, from the glass covered excavation of the Roman baths on the ground floor to the view of the cathedral on the second floor. There were some very good displays well labelled of Roman finds through to information about Shippams who made meat and fish paste in Chichester. There was... More 

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TheNovium, Public Relations Manager at The Novium, responded to this review

Dear Jennib3889, Thank you for visiting The Novium Museum and for taking the time to leave your lovely review. We're really pleased that you enjoyed your visit, were impressed by our displays and had the chance to appreciate our Cathedral view as well. As a free entry museum, we do encourage you to return as many times as you like... More 

Bognor Regis, United Kingdom
2 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 11, 2015

My wife and I live locally and know Chichester really well. We visited the museum with some visitors from Canada, and were shown around by a volunteer guide who shared his expertise and knowledge to enhance our visit. This was well-worth while and much enjoyed both bu us and our friends: and it is FREE so for those nearby you... More 

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TheNovium, Public Relations Manager at The Novium, responded to this review

Dear DW1945, Thank you for visiting The Novium Museum and for taking the time to leave a review. It’s great to hear that you enjoyed your recent visit, and of how our volunteer enhanced your experience. We are very proud of our fantastic team of volunteers, whose vital contributions make a real and valued difference to the museum. We hope... More 

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54 reviews
15 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 10, 2015

The tourist information is also located in this building. The initial impact is really minimalistic and looks quite 'concrete'. There isn't a lot of info on the downstairs section and was quite dull as well. There are disabled toilets on each floor and a really big lift. The doors once you get out lift aren't automatic and are quite heavy.... More 

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TheNovium, Public Relations Manager at The Novium, responded to this review

Dear IanWeir, Thank you for visiting The Novium Museum and taking the time to leave a review. We are sorry to hear that our ground floor failed to impress, but pleased that you found the upper floors to be well presented and interesting. Although not a purpose-built café, we do have a seating area and hot drinks on offer on... More 

Chichester, United Kingdom
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53 reviews
21 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 9, 2015

Don't particularly like the building but inside is wonderful. So much to see and sometimes touch. Well worth a visit. They charged before so, to be honest, I didn't go.

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TheNovium, Public Relations Manager at The Novium, responded to this review

Dear HonestHelen4, Thank you for visiting The Novium Museum and taking the time to leave a review. We are pleased to hear that the removal of the admission charges encouraged you to come inside, and that you found it to be worth a visit. We hope to welcome you back again soon. More 

Chichester
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67 reviews
17 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 107 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 3, 2015

I loved the old museum, it had all the Roman artifacts that predominate the new museum plus lots of prehistoric articles that are commonly found on local sites. I'm not sure why the Novium all but ignores the local fossils and shipwrecks. the building design tries to incorporate the slot window style reminiscent of the British Museum and the Pallant... More 

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TheNovium, Public Relations Manager at The Novium, responded to this review

Dear TheRamblingFatMan Thank you for visiting The Novium Museum, and for taking the time to leave a review. We are very sorry to hear that your visit to the museum did not meet your expectations. All feedback is useful to us when working to enhance the services and exhibitions on offer. We do hope that you might consider returning in... More 

Level Contributor
9 reviews
5 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 29, 2015

OK, firstly it's free. Anything for free is good. Isn't it? You'll wind away an hour looking at the exhibits and there is an element of hands on. But the real bonus is if you like concrete. There's lots of concrete. So, don't go because it's free, don't go because it'll educate you for an hour, don't go to support... More 

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TheNovium, Public Relations Manager at The Novium, responded to this review

Dear Ravensgray, Thank for visiting The Novium Museum and taking the time to leave a review. We are glad that you enjoyed the exhibits and the hands-on activities. It is also pleasing to hear that you appreciate the concrete structure of the museum. You may be interested to read the 2012 winter edition of ‘Concrete Quarterly’, in which we are... More 

Brighton, United Kingdom
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14 reviews
3 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2015

We thought the Novium was only home to the the Roman Baths so were surprised to find another two floors of interesting exhibits. Don't overlook this hidden little gem.

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TheNovium, Public Relations Manager at The Novium, responded to this review

Dear theljack, Thank you for visiting The Novium Museum, and for your lovely review. It's really good to read that you enjoyed all three floors of the museum, and hope that you will return again soon. More 

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Address: Address: Tower Street, Chichester PO19 1QH, England
Phone Number: +44 1243 775888
Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  West Sussex  >  Chichester
Open Hours:
Sunday 10:00 am - 4:00 pm
Monday 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Tuesday 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Wednesday 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Thursday 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Friday 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Saturday 10:00 am - 5:00 pm

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